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body of text

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Body of Text is a learning and research project funded by a Discovery Grant from the Pew Center for Arts And Heritage. The project was conceived to move us towards a new method of working with its ensemble, one driven by the intersection and overlap of verbal and physical meaning. This project focused on research time for us to think about formal approaches to language in performance and build a bank of shared knowledge among the company of dancers. We envision this process leading to a new ways of working and to the start of layered dance-based work in which multiple narrative threads are poetically woven together — harmonizing, contrasting, colliding, and co-existing to form new meta-narratives.

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the exponential value of creative exchange

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Thanks to the BiLateral Exchange I spent three weeks in Budapest, Hungary from September 17th – October 8th, 2015. This was a true gift for my artistic work. It took me away from the demands and distractions of my daily routine, it changed my perspective on my work—and it took place in a beautiful, inspiring city.

This type of residency is special – and vital – because it plugs an artist into the stream of a foreign artistic community, to discover from the inside out what the ecology of that dance community looks like, feels like, sounds like.

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Residency at the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (MANCC)

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In early October, I was in residence at the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (MANCC) in Tallahassee, Florida. I was invited to lead choreographic explorations with the dancers of AXIS Dance Company, an amazing organization based in Oakland, CA with a mission to create, perform, educate and support “physically integrated dance,” a contemporary dance form that evolves from the collaboration between dancers with and without physical disabilities. This residency was transformative for me and helped me solidify some thoughts I was exploring about process.

More information on AXIS Dance Company and the residency